Webinar – Geothermal, opportunities beyond electricity – Jan 25, 2022
OECS is hosting a webinar on the opportunities presented by geothermal energy in the Caribbean.
In Iceland, about 100% of electricity production is from renewable energy sources, with 73% coming from hydropower and 27% from geothermal power. An estimated 85% of all houses in Iceland are heated using geothermal energy. Kenya is another country that has capitalised on the use of geothermal energy, currently generating 630 megawatts of power from the renewable source. Geothermal heating is a major success factor for one of Kenya’s largest flower exporters, Oserian, which allows the company to sell 380 million rose stems annually, which according to the Company’s managing director would be impossible without 24-hour heating of greenhouses with geothermal steam.
The availability of this natural resource in the Caribbean Region creates the potential for OECS Member states to benefit in a similar way in the years ahead. Could geothermal energy hold the key to driving the Eastern Caribbean’s Energy Transition? Can geothermal energy support new industries, lower production costs, and open new export markets? How can the Tourism, Manufacturing and Agriculture Sectors directly benefit from development of the region’s geothermal resources?
Join the discussion on January 25, 2022, at 2 p.m., via a Webinar hosted by the OECS Commission’s Energy Unit under the theme, Geothermal Energy: Providing Opportunities Beyond Electricity.
Date: January 25
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.